A tap on an app may be what it takes for some seekers to find their next job adventure.
Officials with Shangri-La Golf Club, Resort & Marina, kicked off a virtual job fair earlier this week using the resort's app. The app is available in both for Apple and Android users.
“We are excited about adding to our amazing team and we believe this can be a true destination job,” CEO Jason Sheffield said. “We want every guest and member of Shangri-La to continue to have an amazing experience every time they come to our resort.
"Hiring the best people to work at Shangri-La helps us provide a one-of-a-kind experience to everyone who comes to the resort.”
The jobs open for employment include both full-time and part-time. More than 100 positions are open, ranging from food and beverage servers, to hotel positions, to pro shop clerks and more.
The app, created first to promote Shangri-La was enhanced to include a portal allowing people to apply for jobs from their personal electronic device.
"We are pulling out all the stops," said Jon Davidson, Shangri-La Chief of Operations. "We want to reach people from every medium."
Davidson said with the need to double help for the upcoming season, using the app seemed like an easy choice.
"We're trying everything we can to spread the word," Davidson said, adding that human resource personnel are also attending college job fairs within the region.
"We're hoping to appeal to young people and retirees," Davidson said. "It's a tough job market."
Using the app is simple. Users download it from either the Apple App Store or Google Android store.
Users are asked to create an account, using an email. From the homepage of the app, users select the "more" option. The "apply for a job" listing is available midway through the list.
Once there, users may view a list of potential openings and fill out a screen to apply for positions. Users are also able to upload a resume in the same area.
“We know people are pressed for time, so we are doing all we can to use technology to make it easier for everyone,” Sheffield said.
More about Shangri-La
Shangri-La is located at the tip of Monkey Island in the center of northeast Oklahoma’s Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees. Its amenities include golf, boating, parasaling, swimming, entertainment, yacht charters, lodging and more.
For more information concerning the virtual job fair, persons interested may contact the resort's HR department at 918-257-4204 or email@example.com.
To apply, persons interested are asked to download the Shangri-La Resort app from either the Apple App store or the Google Android store.
Links for the apps include: http://bit.ly/Shangri-LaAPP for the android, and http://bit.ly/Shangri-LaAPP for the Apple app.